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    affiliation v. association v. tie v. tie-up

    Tie:A social or business relationship.

    Which of the following correct and natural and in the same sense with the original?

    1.(Origianal) He was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team.
    2. He was sorry he had to sever his affiliations with other members of the team.
    3. He was sorry he had to sever his associations with other members of the team.
    4. He was sorry he had to sever his ties-up with other members of the team.

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    Re: affiliation v. association v. tie v. tie-up

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    Tie: A social or business relationship.

    Which of the following is correct and natural and in the same sense with as the original?

    1.(Original) He was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team.
    2. He was sorry he had to sever his affiliations with other members of the team.
    3. He was sorry he had to sever his associations with other members of the team.
    4. He was sorry he had to sever his ties-up with other members of the team.

    Thank you.
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